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When creating the flag for his movement, Hitler sort to use 4 main aspects the colors of white, red and black and the symbol of the swastika. He is quoted as saying:

"As National Socialists, we see our program in our flag. In red, we see the social idea of the movement; in white, the nationalisticidea; in the swastika, the mission of the struggle for the victory of the Aryan man, and, by the same token, the victory of the idea of creative work, which as such always has been and always will be anti-Semitic."

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The Swastika became the Nazi Symbol, however it was not exclusively used by the Nazis. This ancient pagan symbol, a Hakenkreuz (hooked cross), with various meanings to different cultures was usurped to symbolize "racial purity", "Aryan identity" or German nationalist pride by various extreme nationalist movements in Germany by 1920. See the website of the US Holocaust Museum for more information.

1924: Hitler dictates Mein Kampf (My Struggle) in prison. It lays out it his thoughts for Germany's future. It becomes a big seller after the start of the Great Depression (starting in late 1929).

In Mein Kampf, Hitler wrote of his efforts to perfect the swastika design: "… after innumerable attempts, had laid down a final form; a flag with a red background, a white disk, and a black swastika in the middle. After long trials I also found a definite proportion between the size of the flag and the size of the white disk, as well as the shape and thickness of the swastika."

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โˆ™ 2015-02-03 16:11:00

The question is about the why of the swastika, not the where did it come from.Hitler and his staff were heavily into advertising and showmanship. The swastika, odal rune and sig runes were some of the symbols used. The thought was that simple "trade marks" would capture public attention and the use of "ancient" symbols would tie the Nazi efforts to times of the past where Nordic and Aryan heros defeated Germany's enemies.

Other efforts used devices such as the torch lit pageants, Wagner's music, eagle symbolism and designer made uniforms (by Hugo Boss) for the same purpose.

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the swastika meant prosperity, and that is what Hitler wanted for the German people. that is why Hitler used the swastika.

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The swastika was just a logo, used for brand identification.

What is the first thing you think of when you see a swastika?

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Why was swastika used by Hitler?

The swastika, until used by Hitler, was thought of as the universal sign of peace. It was used by Hitler to make people think that the Nazis were peaceful and good.

How did the Nazis use the swastika?

Swastika implies power in all four directions, Hitler was well versed with sanskrit and Hindu literature, so he used a tilted swastika as a symbol for military operations, but the "tilted" swastika caused imbalance of power and resulted in destructive outcomes.

Why did the Nazis use the swastika as their emblem?

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In Buddhism what does a swastika symbolize?

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Is it legal in Canada to display a swastika in public?

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What was the symbol for Hitler political party?

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